May 27, 2009

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MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF LICENSE COMMISSIONERS
OF CECIL COUNTY

The Board of License Commissioners of Cecil County met in a regular session at the County Administrative Building, Conference Room, 200 Chesapeake Boulevard, Elk Room, Elkton, MD on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 9:15 A.M.

PRESENT:
             Tim Snelling, Chairman
                                Herrell 'Cuz' Curry, Commissioners
                                William Gerweck, Commissioner
                                H. Norman Wilson, Jr., Esquire
                                Earl R. Bradford, Chief Alcohol Beverage Inspector
                                Robin S. Coyle, Administrative Assistant

 

Update - Thomas Dye, T/A Pizza Hut, Maple Heights Drive, Rising Sun, MD 21911

 

Tom Dye appeared before the Board with attorney, Dwight Thomey.  They explained they have been working with the Town of Rising Sun, who would like them to enhance the intersection with a turn lane which would mean they would have to acquire property from the neighboring establishments and so far no one has been interested in this.  They requested an extension; Mr. Gerweck made a motion to grant an extension through renewal; Mr. Curry seconded that motion and the Board then voted unanimously to approve the request for an extension.

 

 

Update - Sarah Davis, T/A 3-D, 300 East Pulaski Highway, Elkton, Maryland 21921

Rescheduled for June meeting.

 

Update - Stephen Slack, Member; Arnold Gilbert; Captain Slack's LLC, T/A Captain Slack's, 301 Augustine Herman Highway, Southfield Park, Suite 103, Elkton, MD 21921

 

Steve Slack appeared before the Board; he stated he is planning to open by mid-July; he has run into some trouble including a leak.  Mr. Gerweck made a motion to grant a six-month extension through renewal; Mr. Curry seconded that motion and the Board then voted unanimously to approve the request for a six-month extension.

 

Lease Management Agreement - Dean Geracimos, Spirit 213 LLC; Chesapeake Wine & Spirits, LLC, T/A Chesapeake Wine & Spirits, 2728 Augustine Herman Road, Chesapeake City, MD 21915

 

Dean Geracimos and Dilip Patel appeared before the Board.  Mr. Wilson reviewed the lease management agreement.  Mr. Geracimos stated they would like to put Mr. Patel's name on the license to make it easier for alcohol deliveries.  Mr. Gerweck made a motion to approve the lease management agreement; Mr. Curry seconded that motion and the Board then voted unanimously to approve the lease management agreement.

 

 

Update - Lance Grayson Mitchell Rowe, Member; Hook, Line & Sinkers LLC T/A Pickled Herring, 10 South Main Street, North East, MD 21901

 

Lance Rowe appeared before the Board with attorney Karl Fockler; Mr. Fockler stated they met with Chief Bradford and Jeff Thorpe from Permits & Inspections.  They reviewed the plans for expanding the establishment to accommodate all the permitting departments.  They showed the Board the plans and submitted a smaller version of such.  Mr. Curry made a motion to approve a sixty day extension to get the gate in place pending all approvals, as well as approved the expansion project pending all approvals; Mr. Gerweck seconded that motion and the Board then voted unanimously to approve the sixty day extension.

 

Violation Hearing - Class "A" BWL Alcoholic Beverage License No. A-32 - Tushar Patel, Managing Member; Michael Pagliaro, Resident Agent; Nileshkumar Patel, Member; Panna LLC, T/A Northside Liquors, 701 Bridge Street, Elkton, MD 21921

{Official transcript available from Wilcox and Fetzer, Wilmington, DE}

 

Tushar Patel appeared before the Board with attorneys Robert Jones and Jason Allison; Mr. Wilson stated this was a violation hearing regarding two sections of Article 2B, as well as Title 5 of the Tax General Article; Mr. Jones stated they would like to continue on a statement of fact. James Olienyk, Field Officer from the Comptroller of Maryland's office was duly sworn by the Court Reporter; Mr. Olienyk then read his report into the record.  He also stated the Comptroller's Office filed charges with the State's Attorney's Office and on March 12, 2009 both owners agreed to the terms of the plea bargain. 

 

BOARD DECISION – Admitted guilt –$250 fine for each count and $250 cost of the proceedings for a total of $1,000.

 

General Business

·                     Approve Minutes

The minutes from the April 28, 2009 meeting were approved.

·                     Specials

 

Old Business

New Business

 

With no further business to discuss the meeting was adjourned.

 

 

BY:                                                                                         

Tim Snelling, Chairperson

ATTEST:

                                                                                           

Robin S. Coyle, Administrative Assistant